Health Insurance for Caretaker Relatives

AHCCCS offers health insurance for adult relatives who are living with and caring for a child under 19 years old and who meet income and eligibility requirements. For those who qualify, there are no monthly premiums.

Select one of the following for more information:

The applicant may qualify for this program if the applicant:

  • Is an Arizona resident
  • Is a United States citizen or a qualified immigrant (If the person is not a U.S citizen or qualified immigrant, they may still be eligible for emergency services.)
  • Has a Social Security number or applies for one
    • To apply for a Social Security number visit the U.S. Social Security Administration
    • Make a copy of the form submitted as confirmation of applying for a Social Security Number
  • Cooperates with the Division of Child Support Services if needed
  • Applies for potential income that may be available, such as unemployment, pensions, and Social Security
  • Has family income under the income limits described below

This chart shows how much money a household can receive each month before taxes (gross monthly income) and other deductions are subtracted.

A person may be able to qualify even if the person is not the parent of the child, if the person is related to and taking care of the child. For example, if the person is a grandparent who is raising a grandchild, the grandparent may be eligible as a caretaker relative.

If your monthly income is higher than the limit listed below, you may be eligible for the new adult category.

Household Size Gross Monthly Income Limit Effective 02/01/2024
1 $1,331
2 $1,806
3 $2,281
4 $2,756
5 $3,232
Each additional person $476*
*"Each Additional" is an approximate amount only.

Transitional Medical Assistance and Continuous Coverage programs are extensions of the Caretaker Relative program. Caretaker relatives and the children they live with may become ineligible for Medical Assistance due to excess income. These programs allow customers to have up to 12 months of additional coverage.

Transitional Medical Assistance (TMA)

If the family's income is too high for AHCCCS Health Insurance, the children may qualify for KidsCare at a low monthly premium.

KidsCare Information

If the child is under age 26 and was in foster care in the custody of the Department of Child Safety (DCS) or an Arizona Tribe on the day the person turned age 18, the child may qualify for AHCCCS Health Insurance regardless of how much money the child has.

Please use the menu on the left for information about How to Apply, programs, covered services, available health plans, and additional resources. For other questions, please contact us.